A very good question

News May 01, 2008 Flamborough Review

Dear Mr. Mayor and Councillor McCarthy,

I am a resident of Flamborough and I have a question pertaining to the budget. Since amalgamation, are we not citizens of Hamilton? If yes, why do we have separate tax rate increases?

The city of Toronto amalgamated with Etobicoke, Scarborough, etc. and now they are one city. Each ward receives one tax increase of 3.9 per cent.

If we are to be treated as separate townships, then the Slots belong to Flamborough and so should the revenues. If other townships want to share the revenue, then they have to share the burden of increased taxes as well. We should have one rate for all of Hamilton.

Christine Pazaver, Carlisle

A very good question

News May 01, 2008 Flamborough Review

Dear Mr. Mayor and Councillor McCarthy,

I am a resident of Flamborough and I have a question pertaining to the budget. Since amalgamation, are we not citizens of Hamilton? If yes, why do we have separate tax rate increases?

The city of Toronto amalgamated with Etobicoke, Scarborough, etc. and now they are one city. Each ward receives one tax increase of 3.9 per cent.

If we are to be treated as separate townships, then the Slots belong to Flamborough and so should the revenues. If other townships want to share the revenue, then they have to share the burden of increased taxes as well. We should have one rate for all of Hamilton.

Christine Pazaver, Carlisle

A very good question

News May 01, 2008 Flamborough Review

Dear Mr. Mayor and Councillor McCarthy,

I am a resident of Flamborough and I have a question pertaining to the budget. Since amalgamation, are we not citizens of Hamilton? If yes, why do we have separate tax rate increases?

The city of Toronto amalgamated with Etobicoke, Scarborough, etc. and now they are one city. Each ward receives one tax increase of 3.9 per cent.

If we are to be treated as separate townships, then the Slots belong to Flamborough and so should the revenues. If other townships want to share the revenue, then they have to share the burden of increased taxes as well. We should have one rate for all of Hamilton.

Christine Pazaver, Carlisle